Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has promised people of the state that the list of new commissioners and special advisers will be ready in two weeks time.
The governor made this known to newsmen at the Presidential Lodge, Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, on Tuesday, while receiving visitors, who came to celebrate the 2013 Eid-el-Kabir festival with him.
The governor had earlier dissolved the state executive council on Monday, September 23, 2013 and in apparent response to the high expectations of people of the state on when the new executive council will be constituted, he used the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir to douse allay their fears.
But he noted that certain things would have to be done before the announcement.
The governor, who had earlier observed the Eid-el-Kabir prayers at the Agodi praying ground and visited the residence of the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Arisekola Alao, finally opened up on the reason behind the dissolution of the cabinet.
His words: “The dissolution was based on so many needs. One of them is integration or reconciliation because the party and other stakeholders were complaining that they were not involved in government”.
He, however, promised that in a fortnight from now, the new list of the state executive council members will be ready.
“I have written to the party to submit names of nominees to be considered for appointments. This time around, we will make sure that all the local governments are fairly represented in the government.
“I am still waiting for the nomination list and once I have it, I will approve it. So, in the next 15 days, the new commissioners and special advisers will be ready. I am an expert in management and from time to time, you look at your organisation and see if there is need for repositioning, that is why we are there. What we have done is to try to rejuvenate the executive arm and by the time we come out with new members, everyone will witness a new drive to serve the state,” he said.
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.
The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.
Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”
The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.
Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
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